Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2023
I am very happy with the phone I ordered. It is in great condition and works perfectly. It does have a short battery life, but I think that is to be expected with any refurbished phone. I will be ordering from here again in the future.
So this all started because myfriend constantly told me how "blah blah android is sturdier than iphone" and how fragile iphones are, so I took that as a challenge. I had to get a backup phone to take with my on the go when I'm out on the field, so I thought "Why not android?". My line of work requires heavy lifting, driving vehicles, etc, I am a pretty clumsy person (unfortunately), and I wanted a cheap phone, which is where I found this.
It came used, I think it was used for a year before I got it, and this thing has taken some HEAVY falls. It took a while before I cracked both the front and the back in multiple spots, some parts of the screen I couldn't even read through plus some glass of the screen came off in the corner, and yet the touchscreen STILL worked over those areas. The screen coloration was split down the middle for a while, but it functioned completely normally.
This freak of nature phone lasted a solid two years before finally, finally the screen gave out and the hardware started to rebell against my kind nature towards it (rude). Again, this thing has taken a beating and I have no idea how it survived for that amount of time.
If you want to give a clumsy person ...
This is a beautiful phone with a nice feel to it. It plays Pokemon Go, Hogwarts Mystery, and my merge games well. Like with all Galaxy S that I have had, that damn Bixby will get in the way if you are not careful, but the graphics and sound are great so I work around it. Buying from BackMarket was actually a fluke: I was monitoring phones from two sources, actually tending towards the other one, and accidentally clicked on this phone. But the whole experience was so great that I am just going to come here next time.
Phone was pretty much perfect!! And they're quick with any questions and concerns u have. Definitely got a new customer in me. Never bought an unlocked phone b4 knew nothing about it but they made it seamless!! Had the phone in my hand in 1 day, thanks to them offering overnight delivery!!